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Shooting DC-10/MD-11 On The East Coast Of The US

Tue Dec 14, 2010 4:28 pm

Hello all,

I have long been a fan of the DC-10 and MD-11, and (sadly) have yet to see one through my viewfinder. I was wondering if anyone knows a good location to catch some of these beauties on the East Coast here in the states. Airline is of no importance for me, and as I live in Virginia, I have fairly good access to locales to both the north and south. Anyone with ideas please chime in.

Thanks,

Nick Defendini-Peterman

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RE: Shooting DC-10/MD-11 On The Wast Coast Of The US

Tue Dec 14, 2010 4:41 pm

West coast or east ?

Go to a FedEx or UPS hub, Memphis, Louisville etc. Although a lot of the movements are nocturnal there should be some in daylight, specially in the summer. Use flightaware.com to get an idea of when they can be seen.
 
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RE: Shooting DC-10/MD-11 On The East Coast Of The US

Tue Dec 14, 2010 4:46 pm

Thank you for that, I hadn't caught that typo. East coast. I have been running into the problem that every movement does seem to be nocturnal.
 
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RE: Shooting DC-10/MD-11 On The East Coast Of The US

Tue Dec 14, 2010 4:50 pm

You can check FlightAware.com to see the actual activity, but off the top of my head you'd have particularly good luck finding these types at BWI, EWR, JFK, and BOS - mostly cargo, of course. Not really the East Coast per se, but ATL gets a lot of DC-10s and MD-11s on account of World Airways' presence there.
 
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RE: Shooting DC-10/MD-11 On The East Coast Of The US

Tue Dec 14, 2010 4:50 pm

For starters..... going from the photos here....

Miami for Martinair, Centurion, World, SkyLease, Fedex

Atlanta for Lufthansa, World, Fedex, Eva Air, UPS
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RE: Shooting DC-10/MD-11 On The East Coast Of The US

Tue Dec 14, 2010 5:21 pm

Try these links...

http://flightaware.com/live/aircrafttype/DC10

http://flightaware.com/live/aircrafttype/MD11

You'll have to work out which flights operate to East Coast airports, but this should get you started.
 
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RE: Shooting DC-10/MD-11 On The East Coast Of The US

Tue Dec 14, 2010 7:06 pm

Perfect opportunity to promote those DC-10 / MD11 photos that are in need of views!

BOS gets approx regular FedEx DC10 service:

I've only seen one MD-11 personally, and that was at JFK:


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RE: Shooting DC-10/MD-11 On The East Coast Of The US

Tue Dec 14, 2010 7:50 pm

If you want to see Pax MD-11s, you can drive up to Montreal.

You can see cargo MD-11s at JFK, EWR, or MEM.

You can see DC/MD-10s at BOS, though currently all of the movements are under darkness.
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RE: Shooting DC-10/MD-11 On The East Coast Of The US

Tue Dec 14, 2010 8:05 pm

Around this time (holidays) there's always extra flights so there might be some during the day. Make sure to follow flightaware. You can even setup a flight notification system on flightaware that emails you once a DC-10 or MD-11 has filed a flightplan to the airport of your choice.
 
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RE: Shooting DC-10/MD-11 On The East Coast Of The US

Wed Dec 15, 2010 10:14 pm

Luckily, down here in Miami we have lots of both. Fedex and some of the smaller cargo carriers use DC10s with a few MD11s sprinkled in between. They are nice looking airplanes for sure. Wish the l1011s were still around. I'm so glad I got to fly on one as a kid. Like someone else suggested, Flightaware can be a nice research tool for specific aircraft.
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